Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ombre Cards with Alicia!

Alicia here today with a couple of ombre cards using PowderPuff Chalking Inks.

It is a super easy technique and always creates a beautiful image. I made a couple of backgrounds and ended up using them both.

For this first card, I used die cut layers accented with an oversize ribbon and sequins. The sentiment is stamped with Jade PowderPuff Chalk Ink, die cut and popped up with foam dots.

All the edges are generously inked with PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

My second card uses one of the negative die cuts from the first card as a frame.  
I used the full ombre background then I die cut the same sentiment in several different papers to continue the ombre effect. I also punched some papers for decorative edges with added pearls. Again, all the edges are inked with PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

Here is the stamp and the four colors of PowderPuff Chalk Inks that I used to create the ombre background.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Royal Blue, Bora Bora, Baby Blue and Jade

Other Products:
Judikins Marbled Paper Background Stamp
Stampin Up Labelicious Stamp and Punch
Our Daily Bread Designs Double Stitched Rectangle Die
Spellbinders Dies
Queen and Co and Recollections Pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Barn Critters with Connie!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using PowderPuff Chalk Inks to stamp elements for the page.  The Canon iP8720 Printer created a collage, using some of my favorite photos, for this scrapbook page.

The collage was created first using the Canon iP8720 Printer.  Very easy to do using the Image Garden software that comes with the printer.

The program has templates that you can choose from, once that is done, load photos from your computer and then select the ones you want to add to the template.  It really is that easy. 

The cute barn critters are stamped embellishments created using the PowderPuff Chalk Inks.  

The title was colored by applying the PowderPuff Chalk Inks to the chipboard letters. So quick and easy!!! Any color becomes so easy to achieve with PowderPuff Chalk Inks!

Quick Quotes Products:
Farmhouse: 104 and 107
Anchors Aweigh
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Amaretto, Jade, Bora Bora, Green Leaf and Royal Blue
Canon Printer:
Canon iP8720

Other Products:
Alley Way Stamps
Scrapbook Adhesives

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Photo Frame Inspiration with Martha

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here with you to share an Anchors Aweigh Inspiration frame that I made using some summer photos that I printed from my phone. I am so happy because now it is very easy for me because I can do this with my Canon PIXMA TS 9020.

Let me show you my frame. 


  • This is an 8"x10" frame 
  • I love to change the photos and design that I have around of my home and since summer is around the corner I found in Anchors Aweigh the perfect design to create something new. 
  • The first thing that I did was print my photos
  • As I told you at the beginning of my post I synced my Iphone and my Instagram and Facebook account with my Canon PIXMA TS 9020 and sent the photos that I wanted directly to print. 
  • In this opportunity I choose two from my older daughter with her common expressions.
  • Then, I arranged the place for the photos 
  • Taking the stripped side of Anchor Aweigh 101, I cut a piece of the left upper and right down corners. 
  • I turned over the paper on the right corner to have a solid color and stamp over this a sentiment.
  • I pasted the decorated paper and photos over a base layer or mat in the place that I wanted. 
  • I decorated one of the photos and the lower border of the same with the stickers of the same collection Anchor Aweigh. 
  • I stamped the big sentiment using a stamp from Heidi Swapp with Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalk Ink. 
  • Finally, I created a complete set of images with for the upper corner using the stamp set Anchor of Hope from Joy Clair. 
  • To create this little composition, first I inked the background over a white piece of paper using three different colors of PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Rusty Nail, Caribbean Blue and Blue Lagoon. 
  • I applied the ink using a blending tool and changing the sponge for each color.

  • Then I stamped my images using PowderPuff Chalk Ink Evergreen, Blue Jeans and Midnight Confessions. 
  • I colored inside and accent the images with color pencils.

Creating frames is another crafty project that I love to make and changed it is my passion because each time that I made a new one I feel that I have a more reasons to be grateful with God and the life.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Anchors Aweigh 101
Stickers Anchors Aweigh
PowderPuff Chalk Ink Midnight Confessions
PowderPuff Chalk Ink Rusty Nail
PowderPuff Chalk Ink Caribbean Blue
PowderPuff Chalk Ink Blue Lagoon
PowderPuff Chalk Ink Blue Jeans
PowderPuff Chalk Ink Evergreen

Canon Printer:
Canon PIXMA TS 9020
Other Products Used:
Wood Frame
Anchors of Hope Stamps by Joy Clair
I love life Stamp by Heidi Swapp

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon. Enjoy your day!!! 
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Friday, May 19, 2017

In Sync with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans! June here with another fun layout for you.

I paired Clear Scraps' "Fleur D Lis Shaker" with Quick Quotes' Earth Wind Fire papers and, of course, printed these photos using Cannon's Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo printer. These products are so fun to play with and help to bring pages together fast.

I love the Clear Scraps' shaker, it adds fun, sparkle and movement to the page. To customize it:
  • the back panel was painted with white paint
  • the top was heat embossed with silver embossing powder
  • it was filled with sequins in my son's school colors
The large photo was matted on Quick Quotes' Earth Wind Fire 101 paper was popped up using a triple layer of 3L's Foam Squares. The banner was fussy cut from the flip side of Earth Wind Fire 101.

  • I used Windsong 102 as the background. 
  • Earth Wind Fire 101 and 105 (reds) were used as a contrast to the greens in the photos to make them pop. 
  • To finish off the page Earth Wind Fire chipboard die cuts were added along with musical brads, machine stitched Thickers and a stamped heart. 
  • All of the chipboard and papers were edged using Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

Quick Quotes Products:
Earth Wind Fire: 101 and 105
Earth Wind Fire Chipboard
Windsong Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalking Ink Mocha Mama
Cannon's Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact  Photo Printer

Other Products:
Stamps: Music 2 My Ears by Simon Says Stamp
Sequins: Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Altered Inspiration and Stamping with LeeAnn

Thursday greetings friends and fellow crafters!
LeeAnn here today to host the blog for you with a special project. The inspiration for this project came from a set of stamps along with the perfect paper and ink from Quick Quotes.
  • Using a stamp positioning tool, I stamped out the images I wanted to use including the sentiment.
  • The sentiment and the paddles were stamped using Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

  • The lemon slices and lemonade jars were stamped using Buttercup PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • I then placed foam squares on the back of each image and used double stick tape for the sentiment panel which was cut from Anchors Aweigh 100.
  • The background is made using Adventure Awaits 103.

My finished product.

I am so happy with my clock. My husband loves it and wants to put in the living room, but in my craft room, it will stay for now.

Quick Quotes Products:

Other Products:
Clock Set from Amazon,
Dare2BArtzy Stamp Sets (2) 
Brother Scan N Cut
Stamp Positioner
I hope you have enjoyed this project. I'll be back later in the month with another stamping project. Be sure to come back tomorrow and see what our next great designer has in store for you!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Off the Page with Susie!

Hello and welcome!

Susie hosting the blog today and I have a little project featuring the Adventure Awaits Collection from Quick Quotes. Now that Mother's Day is in the rear view mirror I thought I would get you looking forward to Father's Day with one of my favorite gift ideas - an altered acrylic frame.

I picked up this acrylic frame for less than $2 and removed the inserts.

  • I created a one piece replacement that measures 7"x10.5".  
  • The striped band across the bottom is 7"x1.75".  
  • I added a couple of pieces from the Quotes and Phrases page before I slipped it into the frame and turned it on its side.
  • I cut squares from a mix of papers in the collection and then stacked them together, adhering each layer slightly askew.  
  • I used double sided tape to add the paper stack on top of the acrylic frame.  
  • I also used the double sided tape to add the clip.
  • The photo is 3.5" square.  I intend to replace the photo occasionally - or maybe just add more on top!
The bottom of the frame holds a 3" square note pad.  I created a simple cover - which I adorned with another picture - and adhered the whole thing with double sided tape.

Quick Quotes Products:
Adventure Awaits Paper Pack
Adventure Awaits 500; Quotes and Phrases

Other Products:
Acrylic Frame for 5"x7" photos
Note Pad

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Scrapbook Page Inspiration with Kathi

Hello, Kathi here to share with you a12 x 12 layout using PowderPuff Chalk Inks and stamps. I started by choosing my paper. I used paper line "Adventures Awaits".

Full view; 12 x 12 page.

Embellishments - gears, charms, chipboards Was placed on with Glossy accents.

The chipboard I used PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Light Moss, then applied glitter paste over the Chalking Ink. 

Embellishment is a large metal key.

I used PowderPuff Chalking Inks in Light Moss and Navy, stamping with several stamps, Light moss was used with a diamond stamp, Navy was used with two different flourish stamps. chalking ink was also used on the chipboard.

Flourish and Memories chipboard and was colored with Royal Blue PowderPuff Chalk Ink and outlined with a sugar liquid pearl accent. The memories chipboard was chalked with Royal Blue, the letters where outline with sugar pearlescent. 

I used PowderPuff Chalking Ink and glitter paste on the leaves and flourish then stamped a sentiment to the bottom right of the photo Play with any stamps and chalking inks, it can add additional dimension to your project.

I printed the photo using my TS5020 Canon printer.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Adventure Awaits Paper Pack
2017 PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Royal Blue
2016 PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Light Moss

Canon Printer:
TS 5020 Canon Printer

Other Supplies:
Emerald Glitter Paste - BoBunny
Sugar Pearlescents - BoBunny
Chipboard - Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts
Stash: Metal embellishments and Stamps

Thanks for stopping by,
~ Kathi
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Monday, May 15, 2017

May Club Q with Alicia!

Good morning Quick Quotes readers, Alicia here with inspiration using pieces from this month's Ultimate Combo Club Q. I absolutely loved every single item in my kit even though I am just showing off the layouts today.

I am so enamored with the ferns. They are simply gorgeous! I love the twine included to create the stem and after chalking the edges they are so lifelike!

First I created a couple of feminine layouts. The photos are of my niece on prom day which I printed on my new Canon PIXMA iP8720 13x19 Wireless Printer. Didn't they turn out lovely? My sister is a great photographer and the printer is awesome.

There are plenty of die cut flowers in the kit to go with exquisite ferns.   I inked all the edges on both of these layouts with Warm Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink to accent the black and white pics.
I used some of the cut paper from which to cut my title with my Cricut. I accented with plenty of pearls and did not even use all that were included with the May kit. Pearls are especially appropriate for my niece who always has on a strand.

My next two layouts are also very recent photos I took just this month of my son's first race. As soon as I saw the ferns it reminded me of the crowns that are given to race winners. These layouts have a completely different feel despite using the same papers and elements. Quick Quotes' papers and embellishments are so versatile.

I chalked the chipboard title with Navy PowderPuff Chalking Ink and edged it with Clay PowderPuff Chalking Ink as are all the papers and die cuts. By chalking these layouts with a different color and changing up just a couple of extras, the same papers take on a more masculine feel.



Quick Quotes Products:
May Club Q
PowderPuff Chalking Inks:  ClayWarm Gray and Navy

Canon Products:
PIXMA iP8720 13x19 Wireless Printer

Other Products:
Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut font
Enamel Dots

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Friday, May 12, 2017

May Club Q Four Ways with Connie!

Hi, Connie here with the May Club Q kit by Quick Quotes!!

I must say this kit was full of goodness. I loved everything about it, especially the green tone papers from the Harmony Collection. I have four projects to share using pieces from the Ultimate Combo Kit by Quick Quotes. 

I have put my own spin on these kits to show you that you never have to stick to the plan. Creating your own design(s) is so much fun!

First up is this memories note box.

My inspiration for this project was to create a box that I can write details to pictures and have a place to retrieve the information when I am ready to journal the pictures.  I think I will remember and time after time important details are left out.  So this is how I will use this box.

The back of the note pads also holds an envelope that can save small memorabilia.
The Post-It notes, small clips and small pens are provided by me.

Second and third project, a couple of  scrapbook pages.

This pretty girl made designing this page easy. Also, all of the pretty flowers that come in the kit were perfect for showcasing this page. I just love the ivy embellishment.

These pages look great side by side. I kinda had that in mind when I created the pages.

Fourth project: grocery list pad.

The inspiration for this list pad was I wanted a long pad (to make lists on) this worked great. You can include a magnet on the back for the fridge. I used a stamp set to stamp the word "smile". Everything to make this project (even the small black pen) is in the May Club Q by Quick Quotes.

Products Used:
May Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk inks: Jade, Clay, Desert Sun and Midnight Confessions.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

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